Annual residency revenues down by KD 3.5m due to ‘illegals’
State receives KD 154m proceeds from residency renewals in 2022
KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The Ministry of Interior, Public Authority for Manpower, the Public Authority for Civil Information and health insurance, in partnership with the Central Administration for Statistics, helped 1.4 million expatriates to renew their work permits in the private sector during the past year, reports Al-Qabas daily. These expatriates paid approximately 109 million dinars, in addition to 2.7 million dinars paid by 22.2 thousand expatriates who joined the business last year. Workers in the family sector, “domestic workers,” also paid 15 million dinars for renewing their annual residency and health insurance, and another 28.6 million dinars were paid by 520,000 residents who joined the family.
The value of financial payments decreased for those who obtained Article 24 (self sponsor) residency, and those who obtained an investor’s residence according to Article 19 paid approximately 200 thousand dinars. The state bears paying 6.3 million dinars to the 97,880,000 residents working in the government sector, the majority of whom work in medical services, health and education, at a rate of 76.5%. Annual residency revenues decline by 3.5 million dinars due to the presence of violators of the residency law, whose number exceeds 133,000.
A single resident in Kuwait annually costs approximately 70 dinars, in exchange for renewing a work permit, health insurance, residence and civil card, if he is registered in the labor market, and it decreases for domestic workers to an annual value of 20 dinars and between 55 and 65 dinars for those who join a family, sponsor himself, and investors.
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